Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner had a jolly ol Christmas this year by becoming engaged to his Playmate girlfriend Crystal Harris!
Hugh, 84, took to his twitter page over the weekend to announce his engagement to the E! network’s Girls Next Doorstar. Crystal is only 24-years-old (despite looking like she could easily pass for her mid-thirties) and 60 years Hugh’s junior.
“After the movie tonight, Crystal & I exchanged gifts. I gave Crystal a ring. A truly memorable Christmas Eve,” Hugh tweeted. “When I gave Crystal the ring, she burst into tears. This is the happiest Christmas weekend in memory.”
To further clarify things, Hugh added, “Yes, the ring I gave Crystal is an engagement ring. I didn’t mean to make a mystery out of it. A very merry Christmas to all.”
This will make the third marriage for Hugh. In 2009, he filed for divorce from his second wife, former Playmate Kimberly Conrad, after the two separated in 1998 (they have two sons together – Marston, 20, and Cooper, 19). Hugh was also previously married to Mildred Williams; their marriage ended in divorce in 1959. Hugh and Mildred have two grown children – Christie, 58, and David, 55.
Here’s to hoping former Playmate and Girls Next Door star Holly Madison, 31, who dated Hugh for 7 years and publicly stated on numerous occasions that she hoped to marry him and have his babies, only to have to end the relationship because Hugh told her he never wanted to get married or have children again, is being kept away from all sharp objects on this beautiful Monday morning.
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Following last week’s insane episode of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, there was no really no way for the show to top itself this week, well not unless the nutty medium lady came back as a season regular, but this episode was still a bit boring decent as Camille Grammer continued to top herself in her quest to be the most vile housewife in Bravo history. Seriously, how many more weeks until she’s kicking puppies?
The 10th episode of the season starts out with some of the housewives, Kyle, Adrienne and Kim filling in their loved ones on the previous night’s events aka the dinner from hell. Feel free to cue up a mental image of Allison puffing on an electronic cigarette.
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It seems NYC Housewife Jill Zarin is back at it again! Well, we’ll just let you read this story and be the judge.
A new report by Popeater’s Rob Shuter reveals Jon Gosselinhas finally landed himself a job! Yes, a job, a real job with no relation to reality television. And according to Popeater, we all have one Bravolebrity to thank.
“Jon is very close with Jill Zarin from ‘Real Housewives of New York,’ ” an “insider” tells Popeater. “It was Jill who told Jon to stay out of the spotlight and get himself a real job. Fame is fun but doesn’t pay the bills.”
So what exactly is Jon’s new job? Apparently, Jon is now working for a real estate developer. A source adds that Jon has gotten his life together and now sees his children three to four times a week.
“Jon is in a great place,” a friend of Jon’s reveals. “He is happy and knows what a fool he made of himself after his split from Kate. He has been getting a lot of TV offers, including interest from ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ and has turned them all down. If he never sees a TV camera again in his life it will be too soon.”
Meanwhile, the report adds that we should not expect to see Kate Gosselin off our TV screens anytime soon. Despite the fact that the ratings of her show Kate Plus 8 continue to drop, the show is still doing well enough for the TLC network. Her show continues to remain in the top 10 for TLC and the network reportedly isn’t looking to part ways with her anytime soon.
“Even if her show did get canceled, Kate would find a way to still be famous,” a friend of Kate states. “She addicted to it.”
Who would have thought we would see the day when Jon would become the “normal” parent. Also nice to see Jill is still as crafty as ever.
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Just months after being forced to pay over $22,000 in attorney fees to her ex-boyfriend Jay Photoglou, RadarOnline is now reporting Orange County Superior Court Judge Gregory Munoz tentatively ruled on Wednesday that Jay be awarded fees and costs of $40,799.38 as a result of an anti-SLAPP motion he filed. The official ruling is expected to be finalized any day now.
This all stems from Jay’s lawsuit against Gretchen for libel, slander and five other counts. “We filed a motion for attorneys fees asking for $80,000 knowing, the truth is, the best we could do is probably get half that because we won half the motion,” Jay’s attorney Bryan J. Freedman told RadarOnline.
Gretchen, who filed a counter suit against Jay for defamation, suffered another legal blow two months ago when the same judge threw out a huge portion of her lawsuit against Jay, including claims of defamation, slander and portrayal in a false light.
Jay is also suing Gretchen for defamation. Jay’s case stems from Gretchen’s claims that she was never romantically involved with him though the countless number of photos leaked out by him show otherwise.
“But the good part is she’ll be writing a check for $40,000 or be held in contempt of court,” Jay’s attorney added.
In other OC news, it seems there’s yet another bankruptcy to report. According to Jezebel.com, Simon Barney, estranged husband of Tamra Barney, filed bankruptcy on December 2, 2010. While no additional details were reported, the site reveals it was chapter 13 bankruptcy. We will bring you more details as soon as we get our hands on it.
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Is Camille Grammer taking a page fromJill Zarin’s book? You know, the one in which you tell your sob story to the public in hopes of receiving some sympathy from the millions of Bravo fans who hate your guts.
While the jury is still out on that, Camille, star of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, is opening up about being dumped by her husband of 13 years for a much younger woman.
“We don’t speak on the phone,” said Camille, 42, to TV show Extra in a video interview. “Right now it’s through email and lawyers. I still love my husband, my soon-to-be-ex-husband. I respect him as a person. I don’t respect the way he had handled the affair and the divorce and the way things went down.”
Camille’s soon to be ex-husband Kelsey Grammer, 55, dumped her earlier this year to be with 29-year-old flight attendant/mistressKayte Walsh. And just weeks after Camille filed for divorce, Kelsey confirmed Kayte was pregnant for him, though she has since miscarried.
Things got even worse or better depending on who you ask as Kelsey then proposed to Kayte though he is still legally married to Camille. And now, according to Camille, Kelsey’s planning to wed Kayte as soon as possible.
“I got word that he’s getting married in January,” said Camille adding that she heard the news through attorneys. Ouch. Camille adds, “I respect him as a person, I don’t respect how he handled the affair and the divorce and how things went down.”
Camille also adds that her first holiday season without Kelsey has been rather lonely. “It’s not easy. The loneliness–Kelsey and I, this was our favorite holiday to spend together,” she said.
On the all new episode, appropriately titled ‘Payback’s a Bitch…Just Ask Your Husband,’ Lisa throws a charity event at her restaurant. Elsewhere, Taylor hosts a Roaring ’20s party, but anxiety levels rise when the bash brings the clashing Camille and Kyle together for the first time since their most recent fight aka the dinner from hell.
Meanwhile, at a charity event, Kyle gets a text from Camille stating that Mauricio’s services will no longer be needed. The new episode airs at 10/9c.
In other BH karma news, the pending divorce between Kelsey and Camille Grammer continues to get uglier by the day. First came news that Kelsey tried to hide his recent purchase of a $6.5 mil NYC apartment/love shack from Camille, and the latest today is a new RadarOnline story stating that Kelsey is now looking to block Camille, 42, from accessing some of his assets.
Radar reports that Kelsey, 55, who recently got engaged to 29-year-old Kayte Walsh despite still being legally married to Camille, filed documents in Los Angeles Superior Court that will block Camille from accessing his business and retirement accounts.
The move will reportedly block Camille from accessing Kelsey’s assets from the Screen Actors Guild, the Directors Guild of America, Equity League, AFTR Health & Retirement Funds, Producers Pension Plan, and Gramnet Inc — the couple’s production company.
As for Watch What Happens Live, it seems the show is on hiatus until the New Year. Airing tonight immediately following the BH Housewives will be the funny animated special – Shep & Tiffany Watch TV: The Best of 2010.
A preview clip of tonight’s Real Housewives of BH episode is below -
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In the interviews, the professional gold-digger 32-year-old reality star discusses being in her second trimester (she’s pregnant by beau & NFL Player Kroy Biermann), touches on the engagement rumors she probably leaked herself, speaks on castmate Phaedra Parks and also touches on her upcoming book.
Excerpts from Kim’s interviews below -
Do your daughters get along well with Kroy? Are they excited he’s in the picture?
They are crazy about Kroy. Half the time they go out to dinner and leave me at home, honey. He’s really fantastic with my girls. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner ever.
Have your fellow Housewives reached out?
Well, Kandi knew a long time ago. I told Kandi right around the time I found out. Of course she’s great and excited for me. Sheree has known for a long time, too. She’s cute. She’ll send me text messages [like], “I hope you’re not overdoing it” and “Do you need anything?” I have not spoken to NeNe or Cynthia. Phaedra was really sweet when she found out about it in the press.
Recently there were rumors you were engaged. Do you have anything to share?
No, and I guess they had nothing else to talk about that day. It’s obvious that we’ve been intimate so why would I not want to go and show the world my ring? Do I think I have a future with Kroy? Without a shadow of a doubt. He’s just amazing. I shared baby news. I certainly would be sharing an engagement.
Apart from your music career, you have a book coming out. What’s it about?
I was actually going to do a hair and makeup on a budget book … but I get asked so many times out in public, “Kim, how did you get Big Poppa?” Everybody seems to think that [landing Big Poppa] so revolved around money, and I am like, you know, I really need to let these people know … It will be the farthest thing from giving relationship advice but, technically, I do know at the end of the day what it takes to have a partner that equals you.
Back to the drama on the show: what did you make of Dwight and Phaedra making comments about your nursing qualifications? And what did you think of her pregnancy?
I’ve never hung out with Dwight. I don’t even know him. He just needs to fix his nose and keep it moving. I don’t know why he feels the need to talk about me. As far as Phaedra, I really didn’t care about her pregnancy. I guess what bothers me is she just kind of insulted everybody’s intelligence … Getting into all the comments and things I’ve said about it, [it's like], I want you guys to know I’m not stupid. I had to go through labor and delivery and clinicals when I was in school. And I had two children of my own. It was more or less that, not that I actually cared about the actual situation.
What do you think of Phaedra
I actually really like her, believe it or not. She’s a fantastic mother. She’s actually really funny. She is cool. She’s real cool, actually. I haven’t spent a whole bunch of time with her … but she’s a very nice, sweet person.
In other Kim news, her ex lesbian lover DJ Tracy Young took to her twitter page to lash out at her after finding out Kim was running her name through the mud. Two of Tracy’s tweets about Kim below -
“Talk is cheap @kimzolciak U weren’t calling me a “famed obssesed coat tail rider” when u were riding my tail screaming my name…XO
If you want to know the truth listen to my song, “What’s Done Is Done” @kimzolciak http://bit.ly/ds84JB“
Allrighty then. And finally, the Real Housewives of Atlanta will be on hiatus this coming Sunday. The show will return on January 2. And according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, there are three episodes left this season. The finale episode will air Jan. 16, 2011 followed by two reunion shows and a lost footage episode.
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